St Christopher’s Hospice to hold online remembrance service to remember those who have died

Jide’s wife, Funke, who was a former secondary school maths teacher living in Sydenham, died in 2016 from lung cancer.  His two young daughters were given support by the Candle Child Bereavement Service at St Christopher’s Hospice, which is holding an online remembrance service on December 6 to remember those who have died.

 

A killing which shocked a nation: Damilola Taylor stabbing 20 years on

The 10-year-old pupil of Oliver Goldsmith’s Primary School was walking home from a computer club past Peckham library when he was stabbed to death.

 

Day of Hope on Damilola Taylor’s birtday

The Day of Hope on December 7 – Damilola Taylor’s birthday – is the culmination of the Hope 2020 campaign. 

  

Hammersmith and Fulham council is first in London to use “lateral flow” Covid-19 tests which give results in under half an hour

Hammersmith and Fulham council will initially give the rapid tests to staff in GP surgeries and social care – including those who are asymptomatic – from today.

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Married couple jailed after human trafficking and prostitution operation uncovered in Westminster

Wai Tsang, 52, and Wenwen Pan, 40, both of St Mary’s Terrace, Westminster, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit human trafficking, controlling prostitution for gain and possession of criminal property for gain.

 

Star DJ on not being able to talk about killing of her friend Damilola Taylor – until 20 years later

Capital XTRA presenter Yinka Bokinni was 11 when Damilola died. She was one of the last people to see him alive – but for two decades she did not talk about it and often pretended not to know him.

  

Police release CCTV image of man after woman upskirted in Charlton

Footage obtained from the store captures the man following the victim before pointing his mobile phone up towards the victim’s skirt.

  

Cops release images of people belived to be involved in Hammersmith stabbing

The incident occurred at around 8.10pm on August 1 at the junction of Wolverton Gardens and Hammersmith Road.

  

Damilola Taylor’s dad wants to give hope to young people on 20th anniversary of son’s death

Richard Taylor has spent two decades campaigning against youth crime – so that more families are not devastated the way his was in 2000.

  

Roy Hodgson believes ‘very strongly’ in Crystal Palace players despite defeat against Newcastle United

Crystal Palace suffered their second defeat in just five days tonight, losing 2-0 Newcastle United hot on the heels after their 1-0 loss at Burnley on Monday.

  

“We can’t deny we’ve missed Wilfried Zaha’s quality” – Palace boss Roy Hodgson on sidelined star

Roy Hodgson admitted that Crystal Palace’s 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United was further fuel to the assertion that they hugely miss Wilfried Zaha.

  

“We didn’t play well enough” – Palace boss Roy Hodgson’s reaction to 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United

Roy Hodgson conceded his Crystal Palace side did not perform to a good enough standard in tonight’s 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United.

  

Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle United 2 – late goals devastate Eagles at Selhurst Park

Late goals by Callum Wilson and Joelinton condemned Crystal Palace to a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Newcastle United at Selhurst Park.

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Daniel Dubois v Joe Joyce – What they said about big November 28 heavyweight clash

Greenwich heavyweight Daniel Dubois faces Joe Joyce tomorrow night – with the victor achieving so much more than just claiming the vacant European title.

  

Dave Hunt-Jackson’s big-match verdict on Barrow 0 Dons 1 – Jack Rudoni looks a real option after playing key role in FA Cup success

The last thing AFC Wimbledon needed with a fixture backlog was 120 minutes of football on a cold night in Cumbria, especially as the reward was an additional fixture in the form of a decidedly unglamorous FA Cup second round tie against Crawley on Sunday.

  

Charlton Athletic got outbid for Ipswich Town striker – as boss Bowyer wary of their attacking threats

Lee Bowyer has spoken about missing out on Ipswich striker James Norwood – and says Saturday’s opponents were able to pay double what Charlton Athletic could put on the table.

  

Andrew Shinnie on factors behind his loan switch from Luton Town to Charlton Athletic – and excitement at fans returning to The Valley

Andrew Shinnie has admitted his contract situation was a factor in him making a move to Charlton Athletic in the middle of last month.

Education

  

Teacher to donate part of sales from his book of shaggy dog tales to NHS

David Selby, who has taught as a deputy head and English teacher in Croydon for more than 30 years at Whitgift and Royal Russell schools respectively, has chosen to donate £1.50 from each copy of Rufus needs a Haircut he sells to NHS Charities Together. 

   

Bexley school pupils, parents and staff collect donations to help struggling families during lockdown

Staff, parents and pupils at a school are pulling together to support families struggling in the pandemic.

Opinions

  

London Living Wage: Florence Eshalomi MP, London Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark

Thousands of Londoners will be given a pay boost with the increase of the voluntary London Living Wage to £10.85 an hour.

  

In My View: Helen Hayes MP for Dulwich and West Norwood

I know that the current second national lockdown is very difficult for many residents and businesses, both in my constituency and across the rest of Southwark.

  

Stay safe, stay at home, and be ready for Christmas

Southwark council’s leader urges residents to stay home to stay safe. The new national restrictions began on November 5.

  

Make sure you get your flu jab this winter

Due to the Covid pandemic, this year’s flu vaccination programme has been expanded to include more at risk groups including parent carers and children and young people with long-term health conditions or a learning disability.

Food & Drink

  

The Railway – Top quality boozer serving families and the community

I always knew The Railway was one of the best pubs in Streatham, but one of the best in London? That is according to the Campaign for Real Ale, which awarded it the South-west London Pub of the Year in The Good Beer Guide 2021.

   

Borough Market’s Festive Kitchen to stream from Christmas Facebook channel

One of London’s most famous markets is launching a digital pop-up to inspire Londoners and food shoppers in the run up to Christmas.

  

Woodland Café, Norbury SW16

Before a global pandemic hit, Norbury showed serious signs that it was on the up. The good work of local group Love Norbury – persuading everyone to take pride in the area and generally clean up after themselves – seemed to finally be paying off and money began to trickle down and away from the trendier suburbs.

Entertainment

  

James Haddrell takes a look at how the pandemic has changed our lives – and our vocabulary

As well as testing the very outer limits of the NHS, bringing the country to a standstill and perhaps unexpectedly leading to an explosion in the domestic production of banana bread, the pandemic has also brought changes to our vocabulary.

   

Southbank Centre’s new open-air exhibition Winter Light to run until February

A new free open-air exhibition will brighten Southbank’s iconic buildings and the Riverside Walk with luminous, playful and thought-provoking artworks during the darkest months of the year.

   

Photographer displays work symbolising humanity and community in Kensington and Chelsea shops

Shops around Kensington and Chelsea, closed because of the second nationwide lockdown, have been transformed into a pop-up gallery.

   

Borough Market’s Festive Kitchen to stream from Christmas Facebook channel

One of London’s most famous markets is launching a digital pop-up to inspire Londoners and food shoppers in the run up to Christmas.

Theatre

  

James Haddrell: The new normal in theatre

With theatres closed once again due to Covid-19 it is easy for us as an industry to either desperately search for ways to continue what we were doing before, either online or maybe next month with socially distanced audiences, or just to cease operation until this is all over so that we can turn everything back on in 2021.

  

The Royal College of Art mentors Wandsworth artists

The Royal College of Art has teamed up with a town hall to offer mentoring support to three emerging artists and makers in Wandsworth aged 16 to 25.

  

Stuff the ‘new normal’ – we want proper normal back, and it can’t come too soon

As well as testing the very outer limits of the NHS, bringing the country to a standstill and perhaps unexpectedly leading to an explosion in the domestic production of banana bread, the pandemic has also brought changes to our vocabulary.

What's On

   

Southbank Centre’s new open-air exhibition Winter Light to run until February

A new free open-air exhibition will brighten Southbank’s iconic buildings and the Riverside Walk with luminous, playful and thought-provoking artworks during the darkest months of the year.

   

Photographer displays work symbolising humanity and community in Kensington and Chelsea shops

Shops around Kensington and Chelsea, closed because of the second nationwide lockdown, have been transformed into a pop-up gallery.

   

The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington

While many live pantomimes may not be able to go ahead this Christmas, one production will bring the magic of panto into your living room with The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington.

   

Covid inspired photographs lands Clapham snapper exhibit at Omnibus Theatre

A Clapham photographer’s Covid-inspired snaps of people sitting on a Clapham Common bench have bagged him a three-month slot for his latest exhibition – Covid Tales From Tom’s Bench.

Best of South London

  

Stuff the ‘new normal’ – we want proper normal back, and it can’t come too soon

As well as testing the very outer limits of the NHS, bringing the country to a standstill and perhaps unexpectedly leading to an explosion in the domestic production of banana bread, the pandemic has also brought changes to our vocabulary.

  

Remember with St Christopher’s this Christmas

The local charity will be offering an opportunity for people to come together virtually as they hold their first ever online version of the annual Remembering with St Christopher’s event.

  

Nine predictions for the future of travel

With few facets of our lives and world unchanged by the unparalleled impact of the coronavirus pandemic, travel too will be forever re-shaped by this extraordinary moment in time.

Pets

  

Animals need not be SAD this winter

We all know that people can get SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) – sometimes known as ‘winter depression’ – at this time of year and it might seem like our pets are under the weather too, but how much do the seasons really affect pets?

   

Cat abandoned in Battersea Park – with note saying owner could no longer afford to care for him

Struggling pet owners facing an uncertain financial future are being asked to think rescue first, after a Maine Coon cat was abandoned in a park with a note saying his owner had lost their job during lockdown and could no longer afford to care for him.

  

Pet owners urged to protect animals during firework season

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging pet owners and livestock keepers who are worried about their animals’ welfare to take steps now to avoid possible injury and distress during traditional fireworks dates such as Bonfire Night, Halloween, Diwali and New Year’s Eve.

South London Memories

  

Hammersmith lawyer Henry Ebner: ‘Henry was incisive and a gentleman’

Henry Ebner was founding partner in the firm Myers, Ebner and Deaner for 40 years, and also twice President of the Hammersmith Rotary Club and raised many thousands of pounds for charity.

  

Radical Times in Journalism

Before powerful tools like the internet and social media, the drum beat around race activism in Britain, as well as globally, was generated mostly by radical print media, writes Will Brook.

  

Anarchist’s left hand blown off

When Joseph Conrad, below, wrote The Secret Agent, he recalled a South London incident which was the inspiration for its main character.

  

Lighting the way for generations

Five generations of a family have worked to keep the lights on across London for almost 100 years, and there’s a possibility of a sixth generation continuing the tradition in the electricity industry.

Millwall

  

Daniel Marsh’s big-match verdict: Millwall just need to be a little more clinical to make real Championship gains

You could probably be forgiven if you thought that Millwall’s stalemate with Reading on Wednesday night had a familiar feel to it. The 90 minutes in midweek was a pretty accurate reflection of the narrative of their season so far.

  

Millwall manager Gary Rowett: Injuries are making it a challenge – you’re almost looking at worst-best options when we are really stretched

Troy Parrott could be ready to play 75 minutes at Birmingham City tomorrow – with Millwall manager Gary Rowett delighted to finally see the striker in Championship action.

  

Jed Wallace: It’s a shame Millwall fans weren’t there for me to celebrate with after free-kick goal

Jed Wallace shared his delight after netting another stunning free-kick on Wednesday night – but admitted that it was a “shame” that there were no fans in attendance to see it in person.

  

Jed Wallace on Millwall attackers needing to take on more responsibility + hails character of Jon Dadi Bodvarsson

Jed Wallace has called on Millwall’s attacking players to take “a little bit more responsibility” to ensure the Lions can turn their recent run of stalemates into wins.

Charlton Athletic

  

Charlton Athletic got outbid for Ipswich Town striker – as boss Bowyer wary of their attacking threats

Lee Bowyer has spoken about missing out on Ipswich striker James Norwood – and says Saturday’s opponents were able to pay double what Charlton Athletic could put on the table.

  

Andrew Shinnie on factors behind his loan switch from Luton Town to Charlton Athletic – and excitement at fans returning to The Valley

Andrew Shinnie has admitted his contract situation was a factor in him making a move to Charlton Athletic in the middle of last month.

  

Kevin Nolan’s big-match verdict on Burton 4 Charlton 2 – Team selection backfires for Bowyer as unbeaten run shudders to a halt

Charlton’s unbeaten sequence of seven unbeaten League One games, six of which were victories, came to a shuddering halt at bottom-of-the-table Burton Albion, where Lee Bowyer’s rotation system rebounded on him.

  

Charley Clifford: To surpass Kim Dixson’s appearance record for Charlton Women means so much

It may not have come in the manner she would have hoped, but Charley Clifford became Charlton Athletic Women’s all-time record appearance holder in her side’s recent defeat to West Ham.

Crystal Palace

  

Roy Hodgson believes ‘very strongly’ in Crystal Palace players despite defeat against Newcastle United

Crystal Palace suffered their second defeat in just five days tonight, losing 2-0 Newcastle United hot on the heels after their 1-0 loss at Burnley on Monday.

  

“We can’t deny we’ve missed Wilfried Zaha’s quality” – Palace boss Roy Hodgson on sidelined star

Roy Hodgson admitted that Crystal Palace’s 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United was further fuel to the assertion that they hugely miss Wilfried Zaha.

  

“We didn’t play well enough” – Palace boss Roy Hodgson’s reaction to 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United

Roy Hodgson conceded his Crystal Palace side did not perform to a good enough standard in tonight’s 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United.

  

Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle United 2 – late goals devastate Eagles at Selhurst Park

Late goals by Callum Wilson and Joelinton condemned Crystal Palace to a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Newcastle United at Selhurst Park.

AFC Wimbledon

  

Dave Hunt-Jackson’s big-match verdict on Barrow 0 Dons 1 – Jack Rudoni looks a real option after playing key role in FA Cup success

The last thing AFC Wimbledon needed with a fixture backlog was 120 minutes of football on a cold night in Cumbria, especially as the reward was an additional fixture in the form of a decidedly unglamorous FA Cup second round tie against Crawley on Sunday.

  

AFC Wimbledon’ struggle for a cutting edge returns in Kent as back-to-back wins eludes them again

Traditionally, Gillingham has been a happy hunting ground for AFC Wimbledon, who rolled into Kent on their longest unbeaten run in 18 months and fresh off the back of Saturday’s last gasp triumph at Rochdale.

  

Jack Rudoni clinches FA Cup penalty shootout win for Dons at Barrow

AFC Wimbledon finally saw off plucky Barrow in the FA Cup – with Jack Rudoni converting the decisive penalty in the shootout to set up a second round tie against Crawley Town.

  

Dons boss: Our schedule is mind-boggling – we’re being punished and Covid-19 cases wasn’t our fault

AFC Wimbledon manager Glyn Hodges has slammed the “horrendous run of games” which has been forced upon his side following their recent enforced break due to Covid-19.

Chelsea

  

Giroud powers home last minute header to put Chelsea into knockout stage of Champions League as Blues beat Rennes 2-1

Olivier Giroud scored  a last minute winner to see Chelsea nab all three Champions League points with a 2-1 win to secure group qualification against Rennes tonight.

Callum Hudson-Odoi scored with a first half strike, having been put through with an inch-perfect ball by Mason Mount to set the ball rolling. 

  

Chelsea goal hero Abraham after 2-0 at Newcastle: We are top of the league, that’s where we want to be

Tammy Abraham put in a man of the match performance as the Blues went top of the Premier League for the first time since September 2018 as the striker notched up the second goal in a 2-0 win away win at Newcastle United.

  

Callum Hudson-Odoi looks to seize his big moment as Chelsea youngster talks about “roller coaster” 18 months

Callum Hudson-Odoi is hoping to take advantage of the possible absence of Kai Havertz, who tested positive for Covid-19, and injured Christian Pulisic to show he is worth a starting place at Chelsea.

Dulwich Hamlet

  

Easing of lockdown set to leave to Dulwich Hamlet exits – as boss Gavin Rose pleased with 4-1 win at Bath City

Dulwich Hamlet claimed their first National League South win since March 14 as they defeated Bath City 4-1 on Tuesday night.

  

Non-league round-up: Dulwich Hamlet grounded by Concord as Bromley gear up for Yeovil in FA Cup

Dulwich Hamlet endured a night to forget as they suffered a 4-1 reverse to Concord Rangers – leaving them 19th in the National League South standings.

    

Women’s football: Cumings keeps score down as Charlton stung by Bees – Dulwich Women stay top

Eartha Cumings was critical of Charlton Athletic’s display as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at London Bees. The hosts are still bottom of the FA Women’s Championship standings but their first victory – ending a six-game losing streak – has moved them within a point of the Addicks.

  

Chelmsford keeper denies Dulwich Hamlet a first National League victory of the season

Dulwich Hamlet drew 0-0 with Chelmsford City on Saturday – with visiting keeper Lee Worgan’s heroics denying the hosts a first National League victory of the season.

Boxing

  

Daniel Dubois v Joe Joyce – What they said about big November 28 heavyweight clash

Greenwich heavyweight Daniel Dubois faces Joe Joyce tomorrow night – with the victor achieving so much more than just claiming the vacant European title.

  

Greenwich’s Daniel Dubois ready to roll the dice in high-stakes and intriguing heavyweight scrap with Joe Joyce

After two cancelled fight dates earlier in the year, it will be third time lucky when Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce finally face off in the ring on Saturday night.

  

Daniel Dubois could be set for world title crack against Oleksandr Usyk if he takes out Joe Joyce

Daniel Dubois looks to become European heavyweight champion tomorrow night – and victory over Joe Joyce could propel him into a clash with Oleksandr Usyk for the WBO world title in 2021.

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Tooting and Mitcham United managers named on the Football Black List

Tooting & Mitcham United FC Joint Managers Ashley Bosah and Cornelius Nwadialor are named on the Football Black List alongside top footballers Marcus Rashford, Tyrone Mings, Troy Deeney, Wilfred Zaha and Chloe Morgan.

  

Herne Hill Harriers and Belgrave Harriers pair win special volunteer award for pioneering virtual racing format

Angus Butler of Herne Hill Harriers and Steve Gardner of Belgrave Harriers became the joint winners of the first Athletics & Running @Home Volunteer Award for London at last week’s England Athletics Regional virtual presentation evening.